Iron Man was correct in Captain America: Civil War, as the MCU has repeatedly demonstrated. The 2016 movie prepared audiences for the conclusion of the Infinity Saga in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The Sokovia Accords, a set of international treaties established by the United Nations and requiring the registration of all enhanced beings, were first introduced in the MCU, giving rise to the initial clash between Iron Man and Captain America. Due to his horrific experience in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve opposed it, claiming that the best hands were still their own. Tony, on the other hand, was in favor of it, arguing that without restrictions, they were no better than the bad guys and that resisting the mandate would only make matters worse for them going forward. The remainder of the Avengers were forced to choose a side by their irreconcilable disagreement.
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Iron Man and Captain America’s Civil War dispute turned personal when it was revealed that Bucky, while still posing as HYDRA’s Winter Soldier, was responsible for the deaths of Tony’s parents, in addition to their disagreement over the MCU Sokovia Accords. Steve purposefully withheld this knowledge from his fellow Avenger, later stating that he did so to protect Tony. While this was partially accurate, Steve acted primarily to safeguard his closest buddy. In fact, at its core, Captain America: Civil War served as a character study for Iron Man and Captain America, the two Avengers commanders. Despite the fact that Steve was objectively wrong for lying, the controversy surrounding his and Tony’s positions on the Sokovia Accords continues to rage despite the Multiverse Saga and MCU Phase 5. Marvel Studios has already demonstrated who was correct in the Civil War, though.
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Iron Man’s worries proved to be unfounded in Infinity War and Endgame.
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After Loki was defeated in the Battle of New York, Tony Stark/Iron Man began to worry that another extraterrestrial threat was on the horizon after nearly dying in The Avengers. In Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron, he repeatedly said this, but no one listened. Despite this, he persisted in his efforts to ensure that Earth was as prepared as it could be for the eventual arrival of that unidentified threat. Iron Man was correct in Civil War, and it was soon clear in Avengers: Infinity War that he was correct when Thanos finally showed up.
In fact, keeping the Avengers in operation to prepare for what lay ahead was one of the key reasons Iron Man supported the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War. Tony was never quite on board with giving the U.N. complete power. Iron Man ultimately signed the Sokovia Accords to maintain the team’s unity because, at the very least, the Avengers would still be a functioning group – despite the sanctions.
This was even highlighted by Iron Man in his rant from Avengers: Endgame. He remembered how Captain America put his own freedom ahead of the greater good. The Avengers would have been ready to face Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and the world wouldn’t have had to witness the Blip, if they had at least attempted to negotiate what the Sokovia Accords would entail rather than simply opposing it. Additionally, they wouldn’t have needed to take extraordinary measures to undo the snap in Endgame, which resulted in the deaths of Iron Man and Black Widow.
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There wasn’t really enough time to adequately address Captain America: Civil War’s aftermath due to the way the Infinity Saga’s plot developed. The Sokovia Accords, however, were obviously put into effect because the majority of the Avengers on Team Cap were detained while the remaining Avengers spent two years operating as the Secret Avengers in secret. The Sokovia Accords were formally put on hold when Thanos’ danger grew imminent, and everyone who could came out to try to stop the Titan, including the heroes. Then the snap occurred, eradicating fifty percent of all life in the cosmos. The search for enhanced people who had not ratified the Sokovia Accords became less of a priority for the U.N.
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However, MCU Phase 4 demonstrated that the Sokovia Accords had been reinstated following the events of the Infinity Saga through the television series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Ms. Marvel. While the Department of Damage Control sought out Ms. Marvel for being a powered entity who hadn’t yet identified herself, Sam Wilson was forced to follow government rules and work for them. The Sokovia Accords’ implementation would be simpler if the Avengers had used Iron Man’s strategy in Captain America: Civil War to negotiate the details of the agreement. The documents are more vulnerable to flaws that any governing body can exploit because the parameters are hazy. In Ms. Marvel, Damage Control turned rogue and employed despicable tactics to apprehend the teenage heroine, and that is exactly what happened.
Reassembling The Avengers will be more challenging if the Sokovia Accords are not resolved.
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The remaining MCU heroes are currently at a disadvantage because they are ignorant of their precise operating rights because the Sokovia Accords issue wasn’t actually explored by either the U.N. or the Avengers. This is also the reason why, in the Multiverse Saga, it would be more challenging to put the Avengers back together. In the Infinity Saga, Iron Man served as the Avengers’ official spokesman and handled business. He would have participated actively in the negotiations on their behalf if they had accepted his proposal to be receptive to the Sokovia Accords. Given his character attributes and his involvement in Iron Man 2, it is safe to infer that he would have been effective in advocating for the interests of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It would be simpler for any governing body to intimidate them into doing what they want and keep the Avengers dispersed now that he is dead and it’s unclear exactly who is leading the Avengers in the Multiverse Saga.
Iron Man’s defense in Captain America: Civil War ultimately comes down to the notion that he had a strategy. He didn’t view the Sokovia Accords’ mandate as being the end-all and be-all. Instead, he considered the potential effects of the U.N.’s imposition and decided the best course of action that would also ensure the Avengers’ future. His failure to implement his plan to address the Sokovia Accords after his death continues to cause issues for people he leaves behind.
The Sokovia Accords Have Made a Lasting Impression Marvel’s Thunderbolts concept image.
Why Iron Man was right in Captain America: Civil War to get involved in the government’s attempts to control superheroes rather than just opposing them is further highlighted by the enormous and long-lasting impact the Sokovia Accords have had on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While MCU Phase 4 made it clear that the Sokovia Accords were annulled between She-Hulk and Wandavision thanks to Matt Murdock, MCU Phase 5’s conclusion with the state-funded superhero team Thunderbolts demonstrates that government overreach was always going to be a problem in Earth-616. To be fair, the development of superhero law also set the way for Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Daredevil’s individual MCU debuts, the Abomination’s redemption story, and Wong’s expanding responsibilities as the Sorcerer Supreme. Finally, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could have been better equipped to handle the impending Skrull invasion and Multiversal War in MCU Phase 5 had the Avengers actually claimed their involvement in creating the Sokovia Accords.